The Windowrie Family Reserve Cabernet received special treatment in the winery, with traditional hand plunging, extended skin contact and 12 months maturation in American oak. This has resulted in a complex wine with excellent balance and structure. The blackberry, violet and chocolate aromas are supported by a smooth, silky palate which will continue to develop in the bottle over the medium term.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
"90/100 Juicy red fruit accented by crushed leaves and a little savoury oak. Good energy and balanced acidity. A serious cabernet with fruit richness and a great tannin profile.' Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review 2018
"91/100 The reserve release from Windowrie in Cowra, it’s a well made wine with a nose of crushed herbs, earth, blackberry and pepper with a faint touch of tobacco. A full bodied Cabernet that is generous but well structured, rich black fruits work within a web of fine but structured tannins that enjoy the sweetness and spice that comes from time in French Oak, there is a decadence of dark chocolate that fills out the mid palate before the finish enjoys a return of bay leaf and sage like impact." The Wine Reviewer, Sept 2018
"91/100 ... Not shy on delivery, there's much to adore. Think whiffs of vanilla, purple and red fruits plus some dark chocolate for the win. It swoons and sways with ease... It's not thick set though nor is it jammy. Some fine spice clutches at the death to a finish which rides long. A great wine all up and worth tracking down. Drink now to eight years." QWINE, July 2018
"... I very much enjoyed this wine and, with my wife the ‘Cabernet Courtier’ being impressed, this may not be the last bottle I see in our home." Words from a Wineglass, July 2018
"Still bright purple in colour with a slick sophisticated bouquet redolent with red berries, currants and a dash of vanillin oak. Oh so yummy, it has a big flavoured but well rounded palate and a finish that lingers superbly - A VERY ATTRACTIVE WINE." Wine Assist, Dan Traucki, July 2018
"This is another bold, bright and generous Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from winemaker Anthony D'Onise and the O'Dea family... A very moreish, medium bodied drop which melded well with our dish of roast duck and asparagus." The Grape Hunter, July 2018